Monday, January 13, 2014

My Painted Furniture in Watercolour


Good Morning! While I have my nephew here working for me, priming and sanding some furniture ready for me to paint, I thought I'd sit down and share some fun I've been having with the iPhone app Waterlogue. For ages I've been wanting to do some watercolour sketches of my painted furniture. I think of it all the time, but it's never a priority for me to actually sit down and make the time to do it.


Over Christmas holidays I discovered the app that turns your photos into watercolour paintings. I may actually never pick up my paint brushes again! seriously though it's fantastic but it does leave me itching to do some of my own paintings.



I absolutely love seeing the photos rendered into "paintings". It'would be a good way to learn how to do watercolour painting also.



There are many different techniques you can add to change your paintings - add more pencil tines, tints, change the brush thickness etc. For a couple of dollars the app is very good value.




Are you also addicted?

Fiona xx

18 comments:

  1. OMG I am absolutely addicted. What an amazing app. Going to get it now. Thanks for the tips. Your rooms look beautiful in watercolour.

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    1. thanks Mel, it''s just a gorgeous app. so much fun! and new time waster - just what i didn't need!

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  2. How amazing technology is today. Mum bought me some w/c paints that I'm dying to try out but it looks hard. Will have to investigate further (and maybe download the ap!!!).

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    1. I am kicking myself that I didn't invent this myself Petra LOL. that engineering degree has to come in handy one day I tell you. I love painting in watercolours. it's very organic and interesting but the app is the next best thing.

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  3. I am dying to do this - it's unbelievable and your images look so pretty!!

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    1. Once you get started it’s very hard to stop. I’m totally addicted!

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  4. Please tell us what app that is, it's wonderful, thanks!

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    1. hi Mary Anne - it's in the first paragraph (i wouldn't leave you hanging like that!) it's iPhone app Waterlogue
      cheers Fiona

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  5. Love this I used to do lots of art. I did my art in pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, tried
    water color and acylic and a touch of oil. My love was pastel because you can play with so many colors and find so many methods. But I have not picked up a pastel or anything since in 2008 lost my job in our tough economy. Over 50 even harder. So art turned to painting furniture

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    1. Sorry to hear about your job, Kathryn. Hopefully you are selling lots of furniture. At least you have an artistic background to do your furniture with!

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  6. Gorgeous Fiona! I love the look of watercolour but don't have any idea how to do it.

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    1. I’ve always dabbled in watercolour and spent a lot of time when I was backpacking around Europe painting scenes. I then did a great course the year before last but it was half a day a week and I just couldn’t justify the time (or cost) after the 10 weeks so I think this app will have to suffice for now. I am very keen to get painting (watercolours) again but work takes priority as always.

      Hope you had a good Christmas and New years.
      Cheers Fiona

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  7. This is awesome! Both my daughters have iphones--I will have to see if they can do this for me!

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    1. It's so addictive Sandy - you are going to love it!

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  8. That is so neat in defiantly getting this app thanks for sharing about it!

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    1. It’s such a clever app. And time wasting LOL. Enjoy xx

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